Elder Patriot – Award winning investigative John Solomon has come up with another blockbuster story.
This one about yet another person within the Clinton orbit injecting raw, unverified intelligence directly into the willing arms of Clinton-associated FBI investigators. That person is Nellie Ohr, wife of then-Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ, Bruce Ohr.
Ohr informed Rod Rosenstein, the man who was overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia probe at the time, that he served as the courier for his wife Nellie’s thumb drive that contained information she almost certainly gleaned from months of illegal NSA FISA-702(16)(17) searches while working for Fusion GPS.
The way Ohr described it, his wife’s research was like an additional dossier assembled from Fusion GPS research to augment what Steele was separately providing the FBI.
Ohr’s revelation about his wife adds yet another example of people connected to the Clinton machine flooding the FBI with anti-Trump Russia research during the 2016 election.
Steele’s dossier was the opening salvo. A document sent to the State Department by Clinton proteges Cody Shearer and Sidney Blumenthal was another. A thumb drive given by Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman to FBI general counsel James Baker was a third. Simpson’s thumb drive given to Bruce Ohr was a fourth. And Nellie Ohr’s thumb drive would be a fifth. At least three of those work products — those from Steele, Shearer/Blumenthal and Nellie Ohr — resemble what many people might consider a dossier.
There is much wrong with this picture.
For starters, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) asked Ohr if he understood that there were DOJ rules against becoming involved in cases where his family would have “a financial benefit.”
Ohr admitted that he was aware that was the rule.
Of greater significance is the flood of information, stemming as it was solely from sources associated with Hillary Clinton.
This should’ve raised red flags with an experienced professional like Rosenstein. At the least, Rosenstein should’ve demanded that the intelligence from each of the sources be independently verified.
Instead, we know that virtually nothing of material importance used to justify the FISA applications had been verified prior to being submitted to the FISC when seeking four separate FISA surveillance warrants over the period of a year.
Not that Rosenstein needed the April 26, 2017 FISC ruling by Judge Rosemary Collyer to be declassified to know what was in it, but the whole world learned that contactors like Nellie Ohr were performing massive numbers of non-compliant NSA FISA-702(16)(17) queries.
Why Ohr’s admission to Rosenstein about passing the thumb drive compiled by his wife to the FBI didn’t amount to an “oh shit” moment and lead him to re-examine everything that had been presented to the court as unassailable evidence, is not explicable.
The fact that, a few weeks after Collyer’s scathing rebuke of the FBI, Rosenstein appointed a special counsel, knowing the common political origins and the unverified nature of every piece of evidence he had relied on, will require some serious explanations from Rosenstein.
It grows more obvious with each new revelation that the FBI investigation of Donald Trump was launched as a political effort to undermine his presidential campaign, perhaps even to give Hillary Clinton’s campaign a window into her opponent’s operations and planning.
Then, following President Trump’s election, the operation morphed into a political operation determined to remove him from office before the walls of corruption Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration built could come tumbling down on them.
Rosenstein who will be stepping aside within weeks, has some explaining to do.